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Leslie Cheung
張國榮
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Cheung performing at a concert in 1997.
Pronunciation Cheung Kwok-wing
Born
Cheung Fat-chung (張發宗)

(1956-09-12)September 12, 1956
Died April 1, 2003(2003-04-01) (aged 46)
Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, Central, Hong Kong
Resting place Cremated, location undisclosed
Citizenship Canadian
Education Bachelor of Textile (dropped out)
Alma mater University of Leeds (dropped out)
Occupation
  • Singer
  • actor
Years active 1977–2003
Partner(s)
  • Teresa Mo (1977–1979)
  • Shirley Yim (1979–1980)
  • Ngai Sze-pui (1981–1983)
  • Cindy Yeung (1984–1985)
  • Daffy Tong (1983–2003)
Parents
  • Cheung Wut-hoi (father)
  • Poon Yuk-yiu (mother)
Musical career
Also known as Gor Gor (Chinese: 哥哥; literally "Elder brother")
Origin Hong Kong
Genres
Instruments Vocals
Labels
Cheung Kwok-wing
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese
Cheung Fat-chung
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Cheung.

Leslie Cheung Kwok-Wing (12 September 1956 – 1 April 2003) was a Hong Kong singer and actor. He is considered "one of the founder fathers of Cantopop" by "combining a hugely successful film and music career."

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